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Sword Master establishes the tale of an evil wizard in league with a monstrous demon who have dared to kidnap a damsel. The Sword Master is a knight who seeks to rescue the fair lady and destroy the evil people and creatures in the castle in which they dwell.

It is a parallax side-scrolling action game in which the player must use sword and shield to battle through 7 game levels, from the forest, to a cursed town, to multiple levels of the villain's castle lair. The player will encounter giant bats, wolves, skeleton warriors, evil knights, wizards, lizard men, gargoyles, and other fierce enemies on his quest. The Sword Master can swing his sword, defend with his shield, and gather power-ups which enable him to change his form; for example, the Sword Master can transform into a magic user himself and cast offensive magic spells.


Sword Master NES Level 2 is a cursed village.
Sword Master NES Fighting outside the castle in level 4.
Sword Master NES The bad guy sends out his legion of skeleton warriors.
Sword Master NES Fighting a knight in the village.

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Critic Reviews

1UP! Jul 26, 2019 75 out of 100 75
Classic-games.net Nov 05, 2018 7 out of 10 70
1UP! Jul 26, 2019 69 out of 100 69
Nintendo Power Magazine Apr, 1991 3.1 out of 5 62
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Player One Jun, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Questicle.net Sep, 2013 C 50
Ação Games May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50


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Multimedia Mike (20668) added Sword Master (NES) on Sep 23, 2007
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